West Hills High
Best High School in California#202
|Rating||8 out of 10|
|Grades||9 to 12th grade|
|School District||Grossmont Union High|
|Location||8756 Mast Blvd.
Santee, CA 92071
West Hills High has an academic rating well above the average for California high schools based on its high test performance and average AP course participation. It is ranked 202nd in the best public high schools in California.
The West Hills High student body is primarily White with a sizeable Hispanic population and has medium racial diversity.
|Native American Indian||0.4%||7|
|Hawaiian Pacific Inlander||0.7%||13|
|Two or more races||10.5%||205|
vs. other California high schoolsUpper 11.8%
14.5% percent of the school's students are eligible for free lunch under the National School Lunch Program compared to the California high school median of 48.5%. By this measure, West Hills High students are largely upper income and rank 150th in California for high school student family income.
Enrollment by Grade
State Standardized Test Performance
Rank in California281st
Rating7 out of 10
Students at West Hills High scored an average 56% of students proficient for math and reading as tested by the California Department of Education. Performance is well above the state high school median of 42% proficiency and places the school's test performance in the top 23.4% of California high schools.
Test Proficiency By Gender
|Gender||Math Proficient||Reading Proficient|
|Girls||45% to 49%*||75% to 79%*|
|Boys||35% to 39%*||55% to 59%*|
State Test Proficiency by Subgroup
|Subgroup||Math Proficient||Reading Proficient|
|Asian & Pacific Islander||less than 50%*||50% or more*|
|Hispanic||40% to 44%*||70% to 74%*|
|Multiracial||50% to 59%*||70% to 79%*|
|White||40% to 44%*||65% to 69%*|
|With Disabilites||20% or less*||21% to 39%*|
|Limited English||less than 50%*||less than 50%*|
*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.
College Admission Test Scoring
Average SAT Score1118
The average SAT score for West Hills High students in 2016 was 1118.
College Admission Test Participation
Upperclassmen taking ACT or SAT56%
Rank in California117th
Rating8 out of 10
536 out of 965 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (56%). College admission testing participation is well above the California median rate of 29% and in the top 13% for participation.
AP Course and Test Performance
AP Class Enrollment Rate24%
AP Pass Rank in California314th
AP Pass Rate Rating6 out of 10
West Hills High offers 14 AP courses. 24 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 60% percentile and slightly above the median AP enrollment rate for all California schools of 21%. West Hills High had 162 taking AP exams with a 117 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 65% percentile and somewhat above the California state median of 55 percent.
|AP Test Pass Rate||72%||55%|
|Students enrolled in an AP class||24%||21%|
|AP Math Enrollment Rate||6%|
|AP Science Enrollment Rate||3%|
|AP Other Enrollment Rate||22%|
|AP Courses Offered||14|
|Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate||9%||14%|
|Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate||10%|
|Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate||7%|
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West Hills High
8756 Mast Blvd.
Grossmont Union High
La Mesa, CA